Swedish company launches what it believes to be the world’s thinnest IR sensor element, which can be produced by PCB manufacturers.
David Savastano, Editor10.28.20
There is increasing interest in developing miniaturized sensors to monitor a wide range of activities, including gases. JonDeTech is making a name for itself, using its expertise in nanotechnology to develop what Leif Borg, its acting CEO, reports is the world’s thinnest sensor element.
JonDeTech started as a research project at Uppsala University, developing an IR sensor (Thermopile) in plastic with a vertical configuration. The project's objective was to create a new type of sensor - smaller, more robust and cost-efficient than the prevailing technologies.
“A prerequisite to becoming a viable commercial success is that the sensor element needed to be thin, and through nanotechnology today, the sensor element measures 0.17 mm in thickness. The world's thinnest sensor element, as far as we know,” Borg added.
One key is the use of plastic as the substrate. Due to the plastic foundation, the sensor element can be manufactured by PCB manufacturers in large vol
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